under the covers

PurpleDub

This week’s World of Music revives the occasional theme “Under the Covers”, featuring world music and jazz covers of popular tunes.

And I can’t wait for this one, because an old college friend recently sent me a great one in the genre. His new band – The Denver Dub Collective – has just re-recorded Prince’s entire iconic album Purple Rain, dub-style. It kicks.

Other highlights: a Brazilian (sung in Portuguese) “Hit the Road Jack”; the Godfather of Soul channeled through a contemporary French jazz sax ensemble (I Feel Good); and a new one from the original dub masters, the Easy Star All-Stars. You thought they’d done it all with Dub Side of the Moon? Not quite, the new one’s an all-dub Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band.

World of Music is going ‘under the covers’ this week with a fun show of blues, jazz, and roots cover tunes. On the Radiator Mondays from 3-5pm ET: online or at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT.

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